Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2013-2503)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Description of changes:

[2.6.39-300.28.1.el5uek]
- kmod: make __request_module() killable (Oleg Nesterov) [Orabug: 16286305]
{CVE-2012-4398}
- kmod: introduce call_modprobe() helper (Oleg Nesterov) [Orabug: 16286305]
{CVE-2012-4398}
- usermodehelper: implement UMH_KILLABLE (Oleg Nesterov) [Orabug: 16286305]
{CVE-2012-4398}
- usermodehelper: introduce umh_complete(sub_info) (Oleg Nesterov) [Orabug:
16286305] {CVE-2012-4398}
- KVM: x86: invalid opcode oops on SET_SREGS with OSXSAVE bit set
(CVE-2012-4461) (Jerry Snitselaar) [Orabug: 16286290] {CVE-2012-4461}
- exec: do not leave bprm->interp on stack (Kees Cook) [Orabug: 16286267]
{CVE-2012-4530}
- exec: use -ELOOP for max recursion depth (Kees Cook) [Orabug: 16286267]
{CVE-2012-4530}

[2.6.39-300.27.1.el5uek]
- xen-pciback: rate limit error messages from xen_pcibk_enable_msi{,x}()
(Jan
Beulich) [Orabug: 16243736] {CVE-2013-0231}
- Xen: Fix stack corruption in xen_failsafe_callback for 32bit PVOPS guests.
(Frediano Ziglio) [Orabug: 16274171] {CVE-2013-0190}
- netback: correct netbk_tx_err to handle wrap around. (Ian Campbell)
[Orabug:
16243309]
- xen/netback: free already allocated memory on failure in
xen_netbk_get_requests (Ian Campbell) [Orabug: 16243309]
- xen/netback: don't leak pages on failure in xen_netbk_tx_check_gop. (Ian
Campbell) [Orabug: 16243309]
- xen/netback: shutdown the ring if it contains garbage. (Ian Campbell)
[Orabug: 16243309]
- ixgbevf fix typo in Makefile (Maxim Uvarov) [Orabug: 16179639 16168292]

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2013-February/003244.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2013-February/003243.html

Solution :

Update the affected unbreakable enterprise kernel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68845 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4398
CVE-2012-4461
CVE-2012-4530
CVE-2013-0190
CVE-2013-0231